Internet Explains The Unknown (20 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       24 Jul 2020       5975       12

"Husband and I saw this on the back of a truck. What is it?! It looks like an industrial Sit ‘n Spin"

1 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It is a ride on concrete trowel, aka power float"

 

"I received this in the mail from Uzbekistan. I have never ordered anything from there or China. Are these truly from bananas? Is this part of the black market?"

2 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "This is called Brushing. It’s a scam other countries run by sending out near worthless items so they can pad their store ratings/make it look like they have more orders than they do."

 

"Chain attached to my bathroom wall, not near the faucet"

3 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It’s a tieback for your shower curtain. If the building was built in 1938 it makes sense it looks so old fashioned."

 

"Just took a lift from thia guy. He has something like headphones attached on wristbands on both arms. I think they are just connected to one another."

4 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It is a TENS machine for carpal tunnel or wrist pain. They are electrodes you can attach to to the wrists to help with pain."

 

"Found this measuring device of some sort in an abandoned university science building. what is it for??"

5 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It’s a calibrated microscope slide holder."


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"Do these flags mean anything, other than spelling out the word?"

6 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "They are International maritime signal flags."

 

"I found this switch of some sort on a doorframe in an old house. Can anyone tell me what it is?"

7 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It is/was to open and close a damper for a coal furnace."

 

"A small hole in our wooden fence has been filled with green stuff"

8 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Looks like a leafcutter bee’s nest ."

 

"Found attached to a fence on a job site in Salt Lake City, Utah."

9 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "They appear to be retroreflectors, so that would usually indicate it is a target for surveying."

 

"Found this device in an old workshop in Latvia. I believe it’s from Soviet era. I have no clue what is this thing?!"

10 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Planimeter for direct measurement of area on maps and drawings"

 

"My non-English-speaking neighbor gave me some strange melons. What are they?"

11 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Bottle gourd"

 

"What is this metal container outside a house just outside of Bradford UK? We’re certain it isn’t a standard electrics box as it has that cage on top and shelving inside?"

12 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Air quality monitoring – the air and any pollution is sucked in through the grille at the top, and analysed in the equipment inside. It’ll give CO2, NOx, particulate information, etc."

 

"Wooden handles with metal hooks attached with wing nuts. Found while cleaning out an old garage. Any idea what it could be for? Is it a farm tool?"

13 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Crosscut saw handles."

 

"What is this harp-like musical instrument that I saw this guy plays in the street?"

14 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Looks to be a homemade lyre"

 

"Found this piece of metal during a restaurant build out"

15 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Looks to be a homemade lyre"

 

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"My girlfriend was given this strange metal object a few years ago. The top unscrews and appears to have something like a short drill bit attached. Any ideas what it is?

Found in the road near Tacoma, Washington. I thought it interesting enough to stop and pick it up. Grocery bag for size. Some sort pry tool, but for what?"

16 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "A vintage perfume bottle necklace"

 

"I found this ammo pouch, does anyone know where it comes from and how old it is?"

17 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Mosin nagant ammo pouch, probably post war"

 

"Found this metal box about 20ft up a tree in a park near Houston, TX. Has a padlock, no apparent power source"

18 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "Casing for a wildlife camera. Probably some masters student is doing research on now many birds are in the park or something, and this is his proof he really did the research."

 

"Little vial with worms in a liquid found buried in yard… Sprinklers were being put in, and a bunch of these were found."

19 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "They used to sell children’s dissection science kits with things to dissect included. I think the children might have performed a burial instead."

 

"My boss found these in an old garage, the twisted bodies are quite flexible and it’s all one piece. I work for a machine shop so they might have something to do with that."

20 Internet Explains The Unknown

A: "It’s called a pigtail, for pulling packing on pumps and stuff."

 



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12   Comments ?
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Mellony 7 month s ago
Someone needs to correct the answer for number 15. It isn't a lyre homemade or manufactured.
       
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Mike 7 month s ago
Quote: Mellony
eeds to correct the
What is it?
       
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Delbert 7 month s ago
Damn, homemade Lyres are diverse.
       
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Jill 7 month s ago
Delbert,

Lyres ARE diverse now. They used to be more alike, but they rioted, and here we are.
       
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Perry 7 month s ago
I love these types of posts. ❤️ Please keep em coming!
       
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Demaris 7 month s ago
"Post war". Which effing war?
       
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Thys 7 month s ago
Demaris,

you know THAT war
       
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Melvina 7 month s ago
#15 is a clamp used for hanging electrical conduit and plumbing off of a steel I beam. A long threaded rod with a nut and washer goes through the big hole for attaching whatever you are trying to hold up and a smaller bolt goes through the smaller hole to clamp it on the edge of the I beam.
       
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Arizona 7 month s ago
and the answer to #6 : yes it is a word. it says BURBERRYS
       
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Manny 7 month s ago
#20 ball pullers for muzzle loaders look quite similar.
       
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Claud 7 month s ago
#18 Or maybe I put it there for fun.
This guy have to be a complete idiot assuming these bs answers. See #15.
       
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Mattie 7 month s ago
#2 DO NOT PLANT THOSE SEEDS! probably harmful invasive species that can cause terrible damage to native ecosystems.
       
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